Anna O’Connell

Director of BBSP First Year Program; Director Biomedical Student Affairs

Anna directs the BBSP first year training program. In this role Anna oversees the First Year Group course, the BBSP rotation schedule, the BBSP academic calendar, and other aspects relevant to first year students. Anna also leads the Office of Graduate Education’s student affairs efforts including one-on-one advising for students or faculty and programming focused on wellness, training climate, and student success. Anna is also co-director of UNC’s Mentor and Mentee Training efforts, a series of workshops and programming aimed at improving the mentor-mentee relationship in the biomedical sciences. Anna holds open office hours every Wednesday and Thursday from 9-10am in her office, 1125 Bioinformatics.  No appointment is needed.